Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Rafael Viñoly Architects via d i s - s e c t i o n

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, evokes the image of two jewels in a glass case. Verizon Hall and the Perelman Theater, the center’s principal programmatic components, are treated as freestanding buildings on a vast indoor public plaza, Commonwealth Plaza, enclosed by a brick, steel and concrete perimeter building. From the perimeter emerges an immense steel and glass barrel vault roof that floods the interior with natural light.


Aeropuerto de Carrasco - Montevideo Uruguay

A pleasant surprise on my bus ride back from Punta Del Este coming into Montevideo was the sight of the Montevideo Airport designed by spanish architect Rafael Viñoly.  Didn’t get a chance to take pictures (camera broke in Piriapolis) and Iphone was off. Found these images to share. it was very impressive in reality. definitely would consider a flight into Montevideo just to see the inside.

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It’s slated to be the tallest building in the western hemisphere, and the prices of the apartments here go from $7 million to $95 million. And yet, the Rafael Vinoly-designed tower at 432 Park Avenue has already seen one-third of its units already get sold.